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Going into the quiet: Pilgrimage sites off the beaten track
Holy and Healing Wells
The well of St. Declan in Ireland. 

Holy and Healing Wells

The well of St. Declan in Ireland. 

If possible, every Catholic should see Israel, Rome and well-trodden places like Lourdes and Compostela. But here are three hidden gems for Catholic who may want a quieter day while traveling in the Holy Land or Europe.


Thursday, October 13, 2016

WATCH: 'Now I am sure'

ST. BENEDICT — Brother John Vianney Le’s path to life as a Benedictine monk has been anything but smooth. But despite missteps and obstacles, someone or something always has been present to guide him. 

His journey reached an apex Aug. 30 when he made his solemn profession at Mount Angel Abbey.

Monday, October 10, 2016
ACCW retreat: Focus on Mary
A priest and nun team up to lead the fall Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women retreat set for Oct. 12 at Our Lady of Peace Retreat, 3600 SW 170th Ave. in Beaverton. Father Francis Chun, a convert from Buddhism, has long led retreats and missions and teaches meditation.
Saturday, October 8, 2016
Grotto makes national list
Portland’s Sanctuary of Our Sorrowful Mother — known as the Grotto — ranked 18th in a recent listing of the top 25 destinations in the United States. 
Friday, October 7, 2016
Abbey offers retreats

Two retreats are coming up at Mount Angel Abbey. “Adoration of the Holy Eucharist and Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary in the writings of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI” is the topic Oct. 28-30.

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Sacred Liturgy Conference highlights beauty of tradition

MOUNT ANGEL — To promote the beauty of the liturgy and its transformative effect was the theme of the Sacred Liturgy Conference held here Sept. 2 to 4.

Lectures explored the richness of Catholic liturgy, and participants could take part in sung Gregorian Masses celebrated according to the extraordinary form, used for centuries and reaffirmed for use by Pope Benedict XVI.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Lector workshop set for Sept. 24
Holy Family Parish in Southeast Portland is hosting a lector workshop Saturday, Sept. 24. 
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Need to spiritually regroup? Cursillo retreats at Gold Hill
St. Rita Retreat Center in Gold Hill will be hosting three Cursillo retreats this fall.
Thursday, September 22, 2016
Year of Prayer for Priests

“A Year of Prayer for our Priests” is a ministry of the Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women. We now share the joy of this devotion with all Oregon Catholics.  Please remember all priests, deacons and religious in your daily prayers.  


Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Jubilee celebrated

Sister Dolores Doohan celebrated her diamond jubilee in Dubuque, Iowa. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Faith and healing linked
As a boy in Vermont in the 1920s, Carl Peters lost the ability to speak. His foster parents took him north to see the future saint, Brother André Bessette, who gave the couple a vial of blessed oil to smear on the lad. His speech soon returned.

Peters, now in his 90s, lives in Manzanita. “I could not talk and then suddenly I could,” he says.

Sunday, September 18, 2016
WATCH: Prayer, intellect, preaching

Portland’s Dominican friars revealed their devotional, intellectual and prophetic muscle Aug. 27 during a day celebrating their 800th anniversary as a religious order. 


Friday, September 16, 2016
Mass to remember the littlest saints
A blessing and memorial Mass for those who have lost children to miscarriage or other reasons is set for 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at Resurrection Church in Tualatin.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Consecrated virgins gather for retreat
BEAVERTON — Praying under the theme of divine mercy, 14 women gathered in June for the third annual retreat for consecrated virgins at Our Lady of Peace Retreat here.
Monday, September 12, 2016
'Vianney' to play at St. Stephen's Sept. 10
St. Stephen Church in Southeast Portland hosts a performance of the drama “Vianney: Renewing the Heart of the Church,” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10.
Friday, September 9, 2016
WATCH: Women gather to celebrate faith
TIGARD – To a room full of women, Virginia native Mary Lenaburg told the story of her evolution from rebellious child to self-proclaimed church lady.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
We are pilgrims
Reflection on the life-long pilgrimage to God permeated the days of the 34th annual Summer Conference, held on the University of Portland campus July 27-31.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
A pilgrimage to the heart of mercy
Pope Francis’ vision for a year of Mercy came to life on Sunday, Aug. 7 in Portland. Several hundred people from throughout the Northeast Vicariate gathered at St. Rose of Lima for a 3 p.m. prayer service and pilgrimage walk down Sandy Boulevard to the National Shrine of Our Sorrowful Mother, the Grotto.
Wednesday, September 7, 2016
There's something about Lourdes
Christians should go to the Holy Land at some point. And Rome should be on every Catholic’s list. But for one veteran Oregon priest, the French foothills town of Lourdes is the pilgrimage site par excellence.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Order that protects Holy Land holds local retreat
The Knights and Ladies of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher held a day of reflection Aug. 21 at Mount Angel Abbey. The order dates to the 12th century when a group of knights was given the task of protecting Jesus’ tomb.
Monday, September 5, 2016
Franciscans elect leaders
BEAVERTON — The Franciscan Missionary Sisters of Our Lady of Sorrows here held their general chapter in July. Sisters came from Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, British Columbia and California. The two weeks together provided a time for elections of leadership and sharing between the U.S. and Asian sisters.
Saturday, September 3, 2016

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